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imbrication

noun im·bri·ca·tion \ˌim-brə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of IMBRICATION

1
:  an overlapping of edges (as of tiles or scales)
2
:  a decoration or pattern showing imbrication

Examples of IMBRICATION

  1. <a scalloped pattern formed by the imbrication of the rounded roof tiles>

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First Known Use of IMBRICATION

1713

Related to IMBRICATION

imbrication

noun im·bri·ca·tion \ˌim-brə-ˈkā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IMBRICATION

:  an overlapping especially of successive layers of tissue in the surgical closure of a wound
im·bri·cate \ˈim-brə-ˌkāt\ transitive verb, im·bri·cat·ed im·bri·cat·ing

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